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Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,763
Posted By Skipjacks

Being at the top of this road. That is my...

Being at the top of this road.

That is my idea condition for speed.

I don't care what temperature it is. I bet I'm going to go REALLY fast no matter what.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Skipjacks

Buy a new helmet. They don't last forever.

Buy a new helmet.

They don't last forever.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Skipjacks

True story. I'm totally good at 60. At 55...

True story.

I'm totally good at 60. At 55 it's a tad chilly. At 50 it's uncomfortable. At 49....nope. Not wearing gloves will cause my fingers to be absolutely miserable.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Skipjacks

Foggy. I couldn't see 100 feet. It was...

Foggy.

I couldn't see 100 feet. It was insane. We don't get fog like that around here but maybe once every couple years. Today was the first day I was riding in it.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Skipjacks

I have bar ends in the middle like that. ...

I have bar ends in the middle like that.

They service 2 purposes on my flat bar commuter....first they give me alternate hand positions so I don't get numb. Second they are great for hill...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,808
Posted By Skipjacks

Found a small adjustable crescent wrench this...

Found a small adjustable crescent wrench this morning.

It's short. It's light weight. And it's perfect as I just put pedal extenders on my ride that prevent me from being able to remove the...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Skipjacks

If I may point out the upside here... Your...

If I may point out the upside here...

Your attitude is awesome!

You just got diagnosed with cancer. And you aren't acting scared. You aren't acting angry at the universe. You are acting pissed...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6520 (6957 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6481 (6918 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-10-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By Skipjacks

That's pretty neat to be on empty highways like...

That's pretty neat to be on empty highways like that
10-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Skipjacks

OxyClean Follow the directions on the bottle...

OxyClean

Follow the directions on the bottle

If it doesn't work, nothing will.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Skipjacks

This idea is a good idea. Do it enough and...

This idea is a good idea.

Do it enough and companies will start sending you the stuff to review for free (just be VERY clear to disclose that information or you can run afoul of the Federal Trade...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Skipjacks

I think you'd do yourself well to simply read...

I think you'd do yourself well to simply read this forum (specifically the commuter forum, then branching out to the maintenance forum and perhaps the hybrid forum since a lot of commuters use...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By Skipjacks

Braaaaiiinsssssss......

Braaaaiiinsssssss......
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Skipjacks

If it's a service access road, how is the...

If it's a service access road, how is the visibility?

Because it only takes 1 time for a service truck to be speeding down a path where he doesn't expect anyone else to be to run you over.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6403 (6840 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Skipjacks

The easement depends on the railroad and where it...

The easement depends on the railroad and where it is. Some tracks are on easements. Some are owned by the railroad. Usually the closer to get to populated areas, the more the railroad owns the land...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Skipjacks

I have that Suntour fork on my bike It has...

I have that Suntour fork on my bike

It has it's place. On a really rough road when my hands / arms are just tired...it can smooth things out a little bit and make a more comfortable ride. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Skipjacks

Well for starters....it may well be illegal to be...

Well for starters....it may well be illegal to be that close to the tracks. It depends on the state and the railroad. Check first.

If it is legal....if you are talking about riding on the ballast...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,808
Posted By Skipjacks

I wonder if he can play it while he rides... ...

I wonder if he can play it while he rides...

Now that would be impressive!
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By Skipjacks

How "Off road" If it's not lots of bumps and...

How "Off road"

If it's not lots of bumps and tree roots and rocks....skip the front suspension. If it's just hard pack dirt without a lot of hard impacts...still skip the front suspension. If it's...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,808
Posted By Skipjacks

How'd you ride a bike while holding a guitar with...

How'd you ride a bike while holding a guitar with no strap?

That's talent, right there.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Skipjacks

How far are you going? All pavement? Or...

How far are you going?

All pavement? Or some dirt paths?

Up hill? Flat?
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6316 (6753 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Skipjacks

No. Not that. It's a wider cage. More like a rack...

No. Not that. It's a wider cage. More like a rack that mounts to bottle cage braze ons
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Skipjacks

I think it's Topeak that has a really big cage...

I think it's Topeak that has a really big cage with mounting holes to fit standard bottle cage mounts. (There are also probably 900 other companies that make something similar)

It looks like a...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6126 (6603 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

Flashers at night stand out to cars better than...

Flashers at night stand out to cars better than they do in the day time because the light is brighter compared to the background.

But flashers don't do much for lighting your path so you can see...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

Oh here's another thought on lighting... Get...

Oh here's another thought on lighting...

Get 2 facing each direction

2 in the back. 2 up front.

I have a main light for each then a backup light that isn't nearly as effective, but is still...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

I agree. No bike light is brighter than a...

I agree.

No bike light is brighter than a car's headlight or tail lights. They are small, usually single LED. They are not brighter than halogen headlamps aimed at your face. They just aren't. So...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

Yeah, I just skip the nesting doll posts. I...

Yeah, I just skip the nesting doll posts.

I can't make heads or tails out of them.

Jim seems like a nice guy and I think he has valid commentary to offer most of the time. But it's just too...
09-30-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Skipjacks

Well then definitely take pictures of the...

Well then definitely take pictures of the disassembly.

It reduces the added expenses from divorce proceedings.

:D
09-30-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Skipjacks

Oh....and pro tip...if you're not experiences...

Oh....and pro tip...if you're not experiences with dissembling a bike entirely....just take photos of it as you take it apart.

They do WONDERS for making sure you are putting everything back...
09-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Skipjacks

The pink scrolls may be decals, but they may also...

The pink scrolls may be decals, but they may also be under a layer of clear coat. If so you are going to see them as a ridge in the new paint. But you may not care.

The good news is that the bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Skipjacks

True story. 3M reflective tape works...

True story.

3M reflective tape works nicely.

I have it on my rims and all over my helmet.

You really can't see it during the daytime at all (if you color match...I have black on black so...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls...

This.

Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls are the brightest thing on my bike when headlights are shining on them.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6009 (6448 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

If the weight of a tiny modern LED bike light is...

If the weight of a tiny modern LED bike light is slowing anyone down, they should be using an old MagLight with 4 D cell batteries for light AND for better cardio.

Wait...I want to change my...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,049
Posted By Skipjacks

Earlier this week I was sitting on the side of...

Earlier this week I was sitting on the side of the road next to my house talking to a neighbor. I was on the bike. All the lights were running.

Another neighbor turned onto the street and yelled...
09-24-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By Skipjacks

But what kind of chain lube was on the bike? ...

But what kind of chain lube was on the bike?

That makes all the difference. :D
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Skipjacks

Dude, you called that one The ride home...

Dude, you called that one

The ride home SUCKED!

On the way home I often cut through a cemetery that hasn't had a burial since the 1960's, so it has the absolute bare minimum of cars or people...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6009 (6448 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 48,636
Posted By Skipjacks

Does anyone ever deal with random days with like...

Does anyone ever deal with random days with like 20 times as much traffic as usual?

I purposely map out a route that takes me behind strip malls and stores, through parking lots before stores...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5869 (6288 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Skipjacks

What? You don't like to ride on the wrong side of...

What? You don't like to ride on the wrong side of the road...in traffic...in the dark....with no lights?

Where is your sense of adventure?
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 33,441
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5830 (6249 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-19-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Skipjacks

That is a false statement. There are a lot...

That is a false statement.

There are a lot of things that are still made in the USA. Not everything is imported.

Hershey still makes chocolate bars right in Pennsylvania. I have seen the...
09-19-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Skipjacks

There are legitimate Chinese suppliers who makes...

There are legitimate Chinese suppliers who makes structurally sound bike helmets that mean safety specifications

And there are Chinese suppliers who make styrofoam junk in the general shape of a...
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